The Storm is a medium shotgun.
This weapon functions similarly to the Thunder due to bullet spread and the "reload while firing" mechanic. This makes it essentially a medium version of the Thunder since it acts like it in many ways, and should be played similarly to the Thunder.
Due to bullet spread, the weapon should be treated like a knife fighting weapon with effective ranges of ~200 meters, even though the maximum range is 500 meters. Playing the Storm within this range can bring down Ancile shields extremely quickly (due to its large projection range) and can severely maim, if not destroy, a heavy robot as it is larger and can catch the bullets. With a fire rate of 1.4 rounds per second and the ability to reload while firing, it can do very heavy damage in a brief amount of time at close range. The reload time is fast enough that the Storm can be fired continuously far beyond the actual shell capacity.
Like the Thunder, the robot with this weapon needs to get into close range before any "real" damage can be done, making it ineffective at long ranges. Thus, it is important to use shielding or cover to minimize damage to your robot as you try to get into close range.
Common robots to mount this weapon on includes the Lancelot, any Dash bot, or Fujin, as the former has the rush ability and shielding, while the latter two have multiple medium hard points, contain a fast speed, and a dash ability (in the case of the dash robots). It is also not uncommon to use this weapon in conjunction with the Thunder, as they are similar in many ways.
The Storm is also the easiest item to collect components for due to the fact that the components come in large portions for relatively cheap prices.
|Level||Damage||Cost||Time||Burst DPS||Cycle Damage||Cycle DPS|
|3||3776 (+10%)||40,000||1h 7m 30s||5300||30208||2746|
|4||4152 (+10%)||80,000||2h 15m||5827||33216||3020|
|6||5016 (+10%)||800,000||19h 30m||7040||40128||3648|
|7||5512 (+10%)||1,565,000||1d 13h 30m||7736||44096||4009|
|8||6056 (+10%)||3,065,000||1d 22h 30m||8500||48448||4404|
|9||6656 (+10%)||6,000,000||2d 9h||9342||53248||4841|
|10||7312 (+10%)||10,000,000||2d 21h||10262||58496||5318|
|11||8040 (+10%)||15,600,000||3d 22h 30m||11284||64320||5847|
|12||8832 (+10%)||25,350,000||5d 7h 30m||12396||70656||6423|
- The Storm is basically a spinoff name of the Thunder.
- Like all of the other guns, this weapon will still do double damage to physical shields.